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Situational Analysis on Early and Unintended Pregnancy in Eastern and Southern Africa

February 2018

Year: 2018
May 21, 2019 CSE, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sexuality Education, Youth Friendly Health Services

Early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) is a global public health concern. Extremely prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, it is driven by multiple factors, including poverty, lack of information and access to reproductive health services, cultural norms, peer pressure, and sexual coercion and abuse. Among other negative consequences for adolescent girls, including for their health, social, and economic outcomes, EUP jeopardizes educational attainment due to school dropout and decreased school completion. Preventing EUP is therefore an important component of a wider response to ensuring the right to education for all girls, requiring an effective response from the education sector in collaboration with other sectors.

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Emerging Evidence, Lessons and Practice in Comprehensive Sexuality Education – A Global Review 2015



Year: 2015
November 20, 2018 CSE

This report provides an overview of the status of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) implementation and coverage on a global level. It draws on specific information about the status
of CSE in 48 countries, generated through analysis of existing resources and studies. The report examines the evidence base for CSE and its positive impact on health outcomes, takes stock
of political support for CSE, and examines how the various global and regional commitments have had an impact at national levels on the delivery of CSE in practice. The current review represents the first in a series of periodic reports that aim to monitor the global implementation of CSE.

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ALL IN: Catalysing the HIV Response for Adolescents



Year: 2018
August 3, 2018 AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health

This report brings together information and data from the All In process in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) is home to approximately 60 per cent of the world’s adolescents
aged 10-19 years who are living with HIV. With this report, we hope partners in ESAR will be better equipped to apply and support efforts to end adolescent AIDS.

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CSE Scale-up in Practice

Case Studies from Eastern and Southern Africa

Year: 2017
June 14, 2018 CSE

This report is produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), under the leadership of the UNESCO HIV and Health Education Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. The report documents the process of scaling up comprehensive sexuality education and the status of sexuality education in East and Southern Africa.

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Emerging Evidence, Lessons and Practice in Comprehensive Sexuality Education

A Global Review

Year: 2015
June 14, 2018 CSE

This report provides an overview of the status of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) implementation and coverage on a global level. It draws on specific information about the status of CSE in 48 countries, generated through analysis of existing resources and studies. The report examines the evidence base for CSE and its positive impact on health outcomes, takes stock of political support for CSE, and examines how the various global and regional commitments have had an impact at national levels on the delivery of CSE in practice. The current review represents the first in a series of periodic reports that aim to monitor the global implementation of CSE.

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Report on Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Ministerial Commitment Meeting and Affirmation Ceremony



Year: 2013
June 14, 2018 CSE, HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

On the 6th and 7th of December 2013, Ministers of Education and Health and their technical representatives from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa met at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa to affirm their commitment to strengthening HIV prevention efforts and fostering positive health outcomes through improved access to quality, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for young people in the region.

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One Year in Review 2013-2014

East and Southern Africa Commitment

Year: 2013
June 14, 2018 CSE, HIV, Youth Friendly Health Services

In December 2013, ministers of education and health from twenty ESA countries affirmed and endorsed their joint commitment to deliver comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for young people. The ESA Commitment document was developed based on a Regional Report, “Young People Today: Time to Act Now” which reviewed the trends and status of sexual and reproductive health and HIV among adolescents and young people in the ESA Region including comprehensive sexuality education and service needs.

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Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today

2013 - 2015 Progress Report

Year: 2013
June 14, 2018 CSE, HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

This report presents the progress made after two years of implementation (2013-2015), and proves that with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources, and political will, the ESA Commitment targets are attainable. The data presented was obtained and validated through a multi-sectoral country reporting process as stipulated by the respective coordination mechanisms of the ESA Commitment.

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Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys



Year: 2017
June 14, 2018 Men and Boys, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys has been developed to support providers of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to increase the range and quality of services to meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescent boys. This package focuses specifically on the provision of such services integrated within clinical and non-clinical contexts and follows a gender-transformative approach. It covers men and adolescent boys in all their diversity and takes a positive approach to SRH, seeing this not just as the absence of disease, but the positive expression of one’s gender, sex and sexuality.

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Civil Society Engagement Strategy on Eastern and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment on SRH, CSE and HIV



Year: 2015
June 13, 2018 AIDS, CSE, Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

UNESCO, in collaboration with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and other UN partners, EAC, SADC, CSOs, religious
and youth leaders led an initiative aimed at securing commitment from Ministers of Education and Health from 20 Eastern and Southern African countries, to accelerate access to comprehensive sexuality education and health
services for young people in the region.

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